Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD DECEMBER 19, 2022

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on December 19th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School. This meeting was rescheduled from its original date, December 12th, due to inclement weather.  Members attending were:  Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, Lisa Snedeker (arrived at 5:27 p.m.), Todd Olinger, and Rikki Ohlrogge. Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Jason Bruce, Brooke King, Armando Rodriguez, Sarah Jensen, Chris Selland, and Sarah Swenson.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.  

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the meeting agenda with four additional agenda items.  Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on November 14, 2022, were approved as presented on a motion by Rikki Ohlrogge seconded by Neal Hiemstra. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented and the November 2022 financial report as follows; motion carried.

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $1,033,277.14; Add receipts: Taxes $160,864.37; Interest $2,075.04; Admissions $0.00; Pupil activities $222.56; Other local $1,158.95; State $125,347.00; Federal: Grants Receivable $19,821.00, Grants-in-Aid $8,811.00; Total to be accounted for: $318,299.92; less disbursements $206,289.60;   Cash balance: $1,145,287.46; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; Fund balance: $1,145,287.46.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $979,586.23; Add receipts: Taxes $228,773.82; Other local $1,815.66; Federal: Grants Receivable $99,641. Total to be accounted for: $330,230.48; less disbursements $423,278.24; Cash balance: $886,538.47; less accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $886,538.47.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $597,622.59; Add receipts: Taxes $127,461.71;  State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $725,084.30; less disbursements $36,989.39; Cash balance: $688,094.91; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $688,094.91.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $75,437.17; Add receipts:  Pupil receipts $9,317.33; Adult receipts $30.00; Interest $9.37; Other local $0.00; State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $22,693.31; Total to be accounted for: $107,487.18;  less disbursements $24,786.88; Cash  balance: $82,700.30; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00: Fund balance: $82,700.30.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $71,067.06; Add receipts: Other local $0.00; Student tuition $2,595.00; Total to be accounted for: $73,662.06; less disbursements $4,391.44; Cash balance: $69,270.62; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $69,270.62. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $24,210.68; Add receipts: Interest $3.24; Pupil activities $4,203.00; Other local $2,008.24; Total to be accounted for: $30,425.16; less disbursements $3,391.16; Balance: $27,034.00.

Salaries and benefits for the month of November 2022 were as follows:

General Fund: $164,774.25   

Special Education: $34,815.85

Enterprise #53: $4,391.44

Food Service: $10,329.14

GENERAL FUND                            

A-OX WELDING, CYLINDER LEASE – SHOP CLASS $54.95

AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES, SUPPLIES $750.78

AT&T, CELL PHONE $127.41

B&H PHOTO/VIDEO, MEDIA EQUIPMENT $823.69

CHS, FUEL OIL $1,765.00

CHURCHILL, MANOLIS, FREEMAN, KLUDT, SHELTON AND BURNS LLP, LEGAL FEES $149.60

CITY OF WOONSOCKET, WATER SERVICE $34.50

COUNTRY INN & SUITES RAPID CITY, LODGING – STATE GOLF 2022 $1,265.64

DAKOTA RECOGNITION/JOSTENS, DIPLOMA AND DIPLOMA COVERS $403.26

DB ELECTRIC, BAFFLE INSTALLATION/PARKING LOT LIGHTS $686.29

EXPRESS 2, GAS – VEHICLES/MINI-BUS $154.03

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – MINI BUS/VAN/SNOW BLOWER $1,034.53

G&R CONTROLS, SERVICE CALL-ADJUST TEMPERATURE SETPOINTS $135.00

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS INC., BASKETBALL NETS $143.70

HEARTSMART, AED DEFIBRILATOR (2) $3,039.36

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $1,823.89

[IMPREST FUND:

ARLINGTON SCHOOL, REGION ORAL INTERP FEE $101.76

JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN, DISTRICT ORAL INTERP FEE $117.72

REGION V HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL, MUSIC FESTIVAL $60.00

REGION V JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL, MUSIC FESTIVAL $45.00

TOTAL IMPREST CLAIMS FROM ORAL INTERP – MUSIC FESTIVALS: $324.48]

J.W PEPPER & SON INC., VOCAL MUSIC $22.50

K&D BUSING INC., BUSING CONTRACT $17,132.27

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SERVICE FEE $170.00

MENARDS, FRESHMAN PROJECT SUPPLIES – OVERAGE $208.33

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $5,169.21

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSE $16.79

PLAINSMAN, BUS BID NOTICE $50.96

QUILL CORPORATION, HIGH SCHOOL / ELEMENTARY SUPPLIES $156.96

READING WAREHOUSE, LIBRARY BOOKS $86.19

SANBORN CENTRAL SCHOOL, SANBORN CENTRAL WOONSOCKET ORAL INTERP MEET $70.50

SANBORN WEEKLY JOURNAL, PUBLICATIONS $341.11

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/INTERNET SERVICES $170.69

SHINE DESIGN DETAILING LLC, VEHICLE DETAILING (VAN) $250.00

SPORTBOARDZ, FOOTBALL UPDATES $33.00

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $396.46

WOONY FOODS, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES $164.54

Fund Total: $37,155.62

CAPITAL OUTLAY

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE $991.73

DB ELECTRIC, BAFFLE INSTALLATION/PARKING LOT LIGHTS $9,222.41

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, QZAB BOND FINAL PAYMENT PARKING LOT $3,333.38

KOCH-HAZARD ARCHITECTS, HVAC PROJECT – ARCHITECT FEE $780.00

Fund Total: $14,327.52

SPECIAL EDUCATION

AVERA ST. LUKES, CLIENT SERVICES $1,071.68

JAMES VALLEY EDUCATION CO-OP, CO-OP PAYMENT – FIRST SEMESTER $19,113.00

PARENT/GUARDIAN, GUARDIAN TRAVEL $330.48

Fund Total: $20,515.16

FOOD SERVICE                            

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, MICROWAVE AND PANS $2,900.05

BIMBO BAKERIES USA, FOOD $330.33

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $83.20

PERFORMANCE FOODSERVICE, FOOD AND SUPPLIES $14,622.87

RIVERSIDE TECHNOLOGIES, COMPUTER $788.00

SPRINGS FOOD MARKET, FOOD $46.30

SWENSON, JILL, REFUND $620.00

TERKILDSEN, KATHY, REIMBURSE – FOOD $43.19

WOONY FOODS, FOOD – KITCHEN SUPPLIES $157.73

Fund Total: $19,591.67

CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS

ENTOURAGE YEARBOOKS, YEARBOOK FEE $100.00

MCCAIN, TIM, JUNIOR VARSITY REFEREE VS SUNSHINE BIBLE ACADEMY – TWO GAMES $80.00

OPP, JORDAN, REFEREE – DOUBLEHEADER $120.00

OSBORN, JOEL, REFEREE – DOUBLEHEADER – SUNSHINE BIBLE ACADEMY $120.00

STROH, GREG, REFEREE/MILEAGE – DOUBLEHEADER – SUNSHINE BIBLE ACADEMY $186.30

Fund Total: $606.30

Chris Selland gave the financial report and advised that the auditors came and completed the audit for Fiscal Year 2022. The Board doesn’t have official results, but it went well.

Superintendent Weber updated the Board that there are a few repairs needed in the daycare building and that the shop class is going to complete them. Mr. Weber updated that he contacted other schools in the state who are participating in the Educators Rising program. They are paying an advisor $1,200 per year and there is a state convention for students to attend. He has had eight teachers in the school who are interested in being the advisor if this is a program that will be offered in the future. Mr. Weber updated that there is a daycare meeting on January 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the community center that is open to the public. A retirement assembly was held on Monday, December 19th, to celebrate Chris Selland’s 25 years of service. Mr. Weber had an ALICE training for the staff earlier in the month. This training was to educate staff on how to handle crisis situations and was very informative and empowering. With the winter storm and missed days of school, a make-up day has been scheduled for January 2nd.

Mr. Rodriguez updated that media/E-sports computers that were ordered are in and are working great. Mr. Rodriguez has been able to meet with all but one teacher for instructional coaching. They have incorporated peer observations which allows teachers to observe in another classroom and has allowed for great collaboration and teamwork. The Impossible Shot had a momentous day on Monday, December 19th, where four students made a shot. 

Mrs. Jensen updated that the elementary will be doing several Christmas activities before break. She also updated that the clinic donated two Epi-pens, one for the elementary wing of the building and one for the high school wing. 

Mr. Bruce updated that a deer was hit on a recent bus route. Foreman was able to have the bus fixed and returned within a day in their Mitchell shop. The cold weather has caused some challenges with buses starting in the morning, and the district may need to look into purchasing some new batteries. With the weather, some of the morning routes are arriving a few minutes later. Mr. Bruce advised that the breakfast meal will remain available for any bus that may arrive a few minutes late to allow time for students to eat.

Mrs. King updated that the school district currently has 35 IEPs and that all meetings on the schedule were completed prior to the snow days in order to be in compliance. 

The Board discussed some concerns around the size and scheduling of the ag classes, as well as confirming if the school was reimbursed (credited) for gym lights that were exchanged for the HVAV gym project. Mr. Weber has been in contact with the architect. 

On a motion made by Todd Olinger, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved to open up a new Trust and Agency Account (Custodial Account) for the chess club. Motion carried.

Additional agenda items are as follows:

Motion was made by Rikki Ohlrogge, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the bills for DB Electric and Country Inn & Suites (state golf). Motion carried.

On a motion made by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved to pay Chris Selland $35 per hour, minimum of two hours, if she is needed for any training purposes. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Rikki Ohlrogge, seconded by Neal Hiemstra, to approve extra duty pay for World of Work to Mitch Korbel and Tracey Steele, each $500 per semester. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Todd Olinger, seconded by Rikki Ohlrogge, to approve to pay for a driver to take wrestlers to practice in Wolsey on an as-needed basis. Pay is $25 per hour, includes drive and layover time. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve an executive session for personnel reasons SDCL1-25-2(1) – in at 6:32 p.m. – out at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried.

With no further business to come before the Board, the December 19, 2022, regular school board meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Rikki Ohlrogge.  Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair

SARAH SWENSON

Business Manager  

Published once on December 30, 2022, at the total approximate cost of $132.00 and may be viewed free of charge at www.sdpublicnotices.com.

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